We all know that texting and driving is dangerous. Texting while driving in cars and trucks causes over 3,000 deaths and 330,000 injuries per year, according to a Harvard Center for Risk Analysis study. And texting while walking leads to even more injuries per mile.
You may have thought that using your smartphone while sitting or standing still was the safest thing you could do, but it turns out that texting while standing has its health drawbacks as well.
In addition to other ways cell phones adversely affect our health, Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj, Chief of Spine Surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine has found that tilting our heads down and forward even slightly when we look at our smartphone screens can put as much as 60 pounds of stress on our necks and spines. Read more here.
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